Very interesting to find the previous owner of my boat after so long. This boat has been on some travels it seems. It is as you say, exteremely capable, and I have not been scared enough to run from weather yet. It is set up exactly as you had it, Even still have the bladders. One began to leak at a seam this year though, so I though it best to retire them. I am planning to put a cabin on the back this year, and to raise the front deck to about 3 inches over the level of the tubes and put a 55 gallon tank under the rased deck forward of the console, as lots of fuel is required to go fishing up here. I am also going to remove the yellow box and put three suspension seats in the rear to make riding easier on the older passengers I seem to allways have.
"Ribbed, for her pleasure"